May. 14th, 2017 12:57 pm
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After two weeks of delay due to wet weather and equipment troubles, the topsoil we ordered finally arrived on Friday, and we could finish assembling flower beds. Yesterday, our friend Margaret came over and brought us a carload of plants, which we duly installed in the yard. Holy instant garden, batman! Lilac, forsythia, hostas, coral bells, ferns, etc. It looks great out there. Other friends have promised us even more plants, and I have ordered some additional plants from garden catalogs.

The city is due to bring us the new tree any day now, so we are holding off on doing anything in that part of the yard until we see where they end up putting it. But the rest of the place is coming together well.

Date: 2017-05-15 01:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] netmouse
Nice! We are settling in to the house we bought here in York.

I failed to root prune the oak I hope to transplant this winter, so we may or may not move that this Fall. I just now finally got patch seed settled into various patches in the southern lawn that it looks like the prior owners had seeded last spring but then failed to water. It would have been better to get the patch seed out before last week's steady rains but that can't be helped at this point.

Standing out in the warm spring wind watering the lawn in the dark was fun. :)

We have a steep hill in the back yard we want to put beds into so it's no longer grass, but I think I want to plan that with a bunch of structural engineering I haven't had time to plan yet had time to do, so that will likely wait until next year.

Enjoy your new garden!


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